Friday, November 9, 2012

Post Election Analysis

Partner: Chavellia McMullen

1. Cite examples of "Supreme Law of the Land"
-Legalization of Weed:

"Voters have approved marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, where this smoker celebrated the "420" holiday in Denver earlier this year. But it's still illegal, according to the feds."
"But in many ways, it's just the beginning of the battle. Marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, which overrules states' rights."

2. Cite examples of "Federal vs State Authority"

"The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will," said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, in a statement. "This is a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don't break out the Cheetos or goldfish too quickly."

"The Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office released an identical statement, saying that its position on marijuana as an illegal drug is "unchanged.""
3. What was the "compromise" that helped to pass the referendum in Washington? How do you think this compromise would affect the demand for the product?

"Analysts had projected the Washington voters would approve their legalization ballot, because it proposes a heavy tax for marijuana that made the proposal attractive to budget hawks. The Washington initiative calls for a 25% tax rate imposed on the product three times"

4. Why was Oregon's referendum not passed?
"Analysts had projected that it wouldn't go through and criticized various aspects of the initiative, especially the fact that it would have handed most of the regulating power in the marijuana industry to the growers rather than independent overseers"
5. What audience do you think social media was targeted to?
I believe it is targeted to internet savvy/ computer savvy people.

6. Which candidate was most effective using social media?
Obama was most effective in my eyes because when you logged in to twitter on election day the #1 trending topic was #OBAMA2012

7. According to Jeffrey Hermes, taking a picture of your marked ballot can be used to pressure people to vote.....?
I believe this is true, but then again. It all comes down to what the person marks when they are all alone.

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